Luke Fig 2a

Figure 2a: Lateral projection of Luke’s chest in the post-operative time frame.  Note re-establishment of normal diaphragm margin (white arrows),  normal cardiac silhouette (black heart),  and more complete expansion of the  lung fields, and absence of free air, fluid or abdominal contents within the chest cavity. The small radiopaque structures are hemoclips that were used to break down the scar tissue adhesions and associated blood vessels safely at surgery (small black arrows). The loops of wire were used to reconstruct the back portion of the sternum (breast bone).